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The impact of the regional price deflators on regional income convergence in Poland

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  • Bartlomiej Rokicki

    () (University of Warsaw
    University of Illinois)

  • Geoffrey J.D. Hewings

    (University of Illinois)

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This paper compares the impact of regional price deflators on the results of convergence analysis at different levels of territorial aggregation. We take as an example the evolution of income disparities between 16 NUTS2 and 66 NUTS3 Polish regions. We find that the real regional income disparities are lower than the nominal ones and that the difference is greater at the NUTS3 level. Also, the application of regional price deflators seems to have a certain impact on the results of the analysis devoted to the dynamics of the regional income distribution.

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  • Bartlomiej Rokicki & Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, 2017. "The impact of the regional price deflators on regional income convergence in Poland," Bank i Kredyt, Narodowy Bank Polski, vol. 48(6), pages 531-556.
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    Keywords

    regional income convergence; PPP deflators; spatial spillovers;

    JEL classification:

    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General

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